Edsel Calvin Calhoun, Sr., 84, of Oakland went to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 10, 2020, at Garrett Regional Medical Center.
Born on October 12, 1935, in Mountain Lake Park, he was the son of the late Alfred M. and Nellie M. (Stottlemeyer) Calhoun.
He was a veteran of the United States Army who served during the Korean War. Edsel worked for and retired from the Maryland State Highway Administration as a foreman and, later, worked part-time for the Garrett County Refuse Sites until May of 2020. He attended church at the Crellin United Brethren in Christ. In addition to spending time with his family, Edsel enjoyed fishing and baseball. He will be remembered as a man with a strong work ethic, a devoted husband and loving father.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Carol J. (Vance) Calhoun; his children, Edsel C. Calhoun, Jr. and wife Beverly, Eric C. Calhoun and wife Cherie, and Lisa K. (Calhoun) Liberda and husband Brent; grandchildren, Rebekah, Benjamin, Samuel, Micah, Nathaniel, Joseph, Noah, Grace, and Isaac Calhoun, Ridge and Madeline Calhoun, and Malachi, Isaiah, Levi and Miriam Liberda; and great grandchildren, Emmalee, Brooke, Harrison, Jackson and Xia Calhoun; a sister, Larue (Calhoun) Lewis; and a brother, Jerry Calhoun.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Lavena (Calhoun) Bray.
Friends will be received at the C & S Fredlock Funeral Home, P.A., 21 N 2nd St., Oakland on Thursday, October 15, 2020, from 5 to 8 PM. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Friday, October 16, 2020, at 10:30 AM with his son Pastor Edsel C. Calhoun, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Rocky Gap Veteran's Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Crellin United Brethren in Christ, 65 Otterbein St., Crellin, MD 21550.
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